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Joseph McGavin

Zillow Local Expert in:

  • Bethlehem
  • 18017
  • 18018

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Premier Agent

53 Recent Sales (last 12 months)

Real Estate Associate Broker (43 years experience)

Specialties:
Buyer's Agent,
Listing Agent,
Relocation,
Consulting

Ratings & Reviews

I relocated from MN to PA last summer. It was a challenge finding a real estate agent that was interested in helping me. I was stunned that after many inquiries, no "professionals" were interested in a cash deal. Yes, I was looking for something that fit a lower ticket price, but, one would think, a commission is a commission. Joe responded to my inquiry and was optimistic and encouraging with my needs. His knowledge of the area (I got lost and needed to be escorted to a property), was much appreciated. He was always available and I felt that he made my search a priority. I had limited time to find a home and with Joe's help, I found the perfect home for me in 20 day's time. During the walk-through, he checked all of the lights and appliances to ensure they were in working order. After closing on the property, he allowed me to use his computer and helped me transfer and set up my utilities and internet accounts. I love my home but if I ever have to move again, I will use Joe.

  

04/16/2015 - user2373075
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $75K in Bangor, PA.

I relocated from MN to PA last summer. It was a challenge finding a real estate agent that was interested in helping me. I was stunned that after many inquiries, no "professionals" were interested in a cash deal. Yes, I was looking for something that fit a lower ticket price, but, one would think, a commission is a commission. Joe responded to my inquiry and was optimistic and encouraging with my needs. His knowledge of the area (I got lost and needed to be escorted to a property), was much appreciated. He was always available and I felt that he made my search a priority. I had limited time to find a home and with Joe's help, I found the perfect home for me in 20 day's time. During the walk-through, he checked all of the lights and appliances to ensure they were in working order. After closing on the property, he allowed me to use his computer and helped me transfer and set up my utilities and internet accounts. I love my home but if I ever have to move again, I will use Joe.

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11/30/2014 - justinswackhamer
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $200K in Nazareth, PA.

Joe helped us purchase a home in Nazareth, PA. I cannot say enough good things about him as a person and a real estate professional. He was always available (even in the evenings and on weekends) and attentive to our needs, and we always felt like he had our best interest in mind.

Having a realtor that not only knows the area and understands the housing market, but also has a good understanding of the legal aspects of a home sale is important. Joe provided us with all of the above. He walked us through the entire process and made what is a very complicated transaction seem very simple.

Joe's service-after-sale has been no different than his service during the purchase process. He has remained available and willing to help us with our questions and concerns that have popped up since we closed.

We would highly recommend Joe to anyone purchasing or selling property in or near the Lehigh Valley. He is a great realtor with a lot of integrity, and we are happy that we found him to help us with our first home purchase! We will definitely use his services again if we ever buy or sell homes in the future.

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11/29/2014 - jacquelynhenning
Bought a home in 2014 in Belfast Junction, Eastlawn Gardens, PA 18064.

My husband and I had the pleasure of working with Joe for about 2 months in the effort to find our first home. Joe was always quick to respond and willing to take us to see any homes that we thought would be a good fit. Joe was very professional during our experience with him and appropriately challenged us to identify what we were looking for in a home and why we did or did not like certain properties. Using this approach helped both of us and Joe truly understand what we were looking for in a home. Ultimately, Joe found us the "perfect" home that met both of our wants/needs/wishes within our budget. It was a pleasure working with Joe and I would highly recommend him to anyone looking to purchase a home. We will be using Joe in the future if we decide to move.

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09/02/2014 - minerhyde
Listed, but didn't sell my Single Family home in 2014 in Allentown, PA.

Joe has been unresponsive as my Realtor and has not followed through with his promises in regards to the listing of my property. I have known Joe for many years and went to him because of his expertise, marketing experience and persistence but those things must have been left behind somewhere at Realty Executives.

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07/28/2014 - user65899792
Bought a home in 2014 in Gauff Hill, Upper Saucon Township, PA 18015.

If you are looking for a realtor that has incredible local knowledge, the desire to make sure your are getting the most bang for your buck as you chase down your dream house, look no further. Joe McGavin came on a recommendation to us and we could not have found better realtor. He was quick to respond, brought great suggestions to our thought processes and made the experience exceptional. When we lost one of the houses we were under contract on, which was no fault of Joe's, he showed us over 11 properties in the span of 4 days so we could still find a place we loved. You will not be disappointed.

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07/22/2014 - bhaljr01
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $400K in Bethlehem, PA.

Joe helped us list my mother's house after we had moved her to DC. He was very professional, courteous, and willing to go the extra step. We were in a unique situation in that we were managing a sale from far away. Joe was willing to meet with contractors and others to let them in while we were away. He was able to get us more than what he started in our initial meeting, and above appraisal value. Finally, he added a wonderful personal touch by providing video and images of the house my mom was leaving behind.

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07/19/2014 - Dustin
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $225K in Bethlehem, PA.

I loved working with Joe. He and his team managed my house sale wonderfully and dealt with many tough situations on my behalf. He explained the various stages and kept me informed despite handling everything remotely for me while I was across the country.

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12/14/2013 - Tom Flad, Nmls 460278
Sold a home in 1982.

Joe sold me my first home over 30 yrs. ago. He also handled selling one of my investment properties about 5 yrs. ago. In all that time, Joe has also been honest, forthright, professional, knowledgeable and competent. His care and concern for clients, as well as his negotiating skills and expert real estate advice are unrivaled. I highly recommend Joe to anyone buying their first home, or their 100th! And, be it short sales, foreclosures, investment or commercial real estate, Joe knows all facets of his industry. He has always given me great advice and that hastranslated into dollars saved and dollars made!

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10/29/2013 - gmoses815
Sold a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $200K in Bethlehem, PA.

Good advice on pre-sale renovations and helped to coordinate contractors. He took care of bringing in the appropriate contractors to address issues arising from buyer's inspection. He kept us informed of progress (we had already moved out of town). Very knowledgeabke and professional while being very personable and pleasant to work with.

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10/28/2013 - rfw14
Sold a home in 2013 in Allen Junction, Bethlehem Township, PA 18018.

I had a very positive experience with Joe McGavin as my realtor -- he was very helpful in expediting the entire process of listing, showing, selling and closing my condominium in the summer of 2013. I would certainly recommend him highly to anyone thinking of buying or selling a house within the greater Lehigh Valley, where he has a wealth of knowledge and experience in the real estate market.

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